About us Projects Living with A Long Term Health Condition Programme The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition. The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life. LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided. Topics covered include: Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness Coping with depression or feeling low Relaxation techniques Physical activity Healthy eating Communicating with family, friends and health professionals Planning for the future Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences. We have the following courses available: Start Dates Time Location Thursday 7th September 17 13.30 – 16.00 Clowne Community Centre Recreation Road Monday 11th September 17 13.30 – 16.30 Matlock CAB Banks Road Matlock Tuesday 19th September 17 13.30 – 16.00 Long Eaton Health Centre Midland Street Tuesday 10th October 17 13.30 – 16.00 Amber Trust Wellington Street - Ripley Thursday 19th October 17 13.30 – 16.00 The Saints Parish Centre, St Mary's Gate, Chesterfield Thursday 19th October 17 13.30 – 16.00 Tesco Superstore Clay Cross Monday 30th October 17 13.30 – 16.00 Bainbridge Hall Bolsover Monday 30th October 17 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Library Market Place Ilkeston Tuesday 7th November 17 13.30 – 16.00 CAB Office Church Gresley Swadlincote Thursday 9th November 17 13.30 – 16.00 Buxton Library Kent Road Buxton You can book a course by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01283 210107 We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.